China sends coronavirus test kits to the DPRK for prevention
Updated 16:32, 27-Apr-2020

China has sent coronavirus testing kits to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in case of future need, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said in a press briefing on Monday.

Geng added that China will provide aid for countries in need amid the pandemic, while continuing the domestic fight against the coronavirus.

When asked about DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un's health condition, Geng said that the ministry has no information to offer.

Kim Jong Un recently sent letters expressing thanks to workers who helped build a beach resort in the eastern port city Wonsan, and the construction of Samjiyon City, the country's official newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported

On April 22, the DPRK leader sent a message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to thank him for his note on Kim's grandfather's birth anniversary, according to the KCNA. 

The reports came amid speculations about Kim's health condition. Several South Korean government officials said they had not confirmed any of the information regarding the health of the DPRK leader. 

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